Norovirus hit Royal Caribbean's cruise ship, nearly 300 passengers affected

Nearly 300 passengers and crew members aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship were hit by a stomach virus with gastrointestinal illness. The one of the largest ships in the world had come to dock in Jamaica on Wednesday according to Florida Today.

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All the passengers will receive full refunds of their cruise fare paid according to Yahoo news. Oasis of the Seas will return to Port Canaveral a day early after episode of gastrointestinal illness.

"We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health," Torres said. "Returning  on Saturday also gives us more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship before her next sailing. Our guests sail with us to have great vacations, and we are sorry this cruise fell short."

People aboard took in a while to Twitter to broadcast what's happening on board.

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